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WEIGHT TRAINING FOR WOMEN
Weight training for women

Women often shy away from lifting weights including weight machines for several reasons including: 1. being built too much like a man: this is physiologically not going to happen. three factors are necessary to build muscle: a. high-quality dietary protein in fairly large amounts b. correct resistance training c. testosterone and lots of it. while women typically have a testosterone level of around 80 mg/dl of blood, necessary in order to rebuild muscle tissue, a man will produce ten times that amount. that is the reason behind the larger frame and muscle mass of men, women couldn’t be built like a man even if that is their choice. 2. not realizing the necessity of weightlifting or resistance training 3. being unaware of how to do it correctly since the function of the muscular system is to move the bones to which they are attached, and men and women have the same bones, they have identical muscular systems. both sexes should exercise all of the muscles in order to: 1. have proportionately developed shapes 2. use glucose properly so as not to develop excess body fat deposits women though do tend to concern themselves with certain areas more than men. individual muscles can be developed by specific training of them as opposed to the loss of body fat that cannot be spot reduced. therefore, it is essential that the correct exercises are known and performed to target the exact areas desired. triceps: back of the upper arm has 3 different “heads” 1. medial or inside 2. lateral or outside 3. long head which is the top portion the function of this muscle is to extend the arm at the elbow joint. two exercises are needed to properly work this muscle with both involving extension of the arm. 1. the inside and outside head can be exercised by using a weight stack with a pulley at head level in front of you. the beginning position is with your arms bent at 90-degrees and elbows at your side, palms facing in while holding a bar or rope and straighten fully to 180-degrees and then return to the beginning position. it is important to extend fully and not move only part of the way. 2. the third head is rarely exercised correctly and yet is the one most connected to sagging upper arms. this head functions to begin the process of straightening the arm from a closed position, meaning your hand or fist is next to your shoulder, and then to open the arm towards the 90-degree position. lower the pulley to just above your knee, grasping the bar or rope while facing away from the pulley. your hands should be behind your head as if you are trying to touch your upper back, and then extend the hands upward. it is from this dramatically “closed” position that focuses on the “saggy upper arms” biceps: front of the upper arm standing curls: hold a bar in front of your body with your arms straight and your palms facing up. while keeping your elbows close to the body, curl to 90-degrees and the return to 180 degrees or straight. the important points are to start and finish straight and it necessary to only curl to the half-way point, not all the way to your shoulders. gluteal muscles: the muscles of the rear-end squats: squatting and then standing works the front of the thigh when standing up and the back of the thigh when going down. but to work the gluteal muscles, it is necessary to: 1. squat as low as possible, going all the way to the bottom while keeping your feet flat on the floor. it is from this lowest position which uses the largest of the gluteal muscles to begin the process of standing. this concept is similar to that of the triceps beginning their initial movement. 2. the upper body should be bent forward with the rear-end extended outwards to engage the gluteal muscles. straight-leg deadlift this exercise works the gluteal muscles and the hamstrings which are muscles on the back of the thigh. grasp a straight bar while standing straight up. while keeping your lower back flat, 1. bend at the waist until the bar reaches the middle of the shins 2. keep your knees as straight as possible especially as you stand up straight again. maintaining this position of your legs is essential to working these muscles. all exercises should be performed for 10 repetitions with a consistent controlled motion. two seconds spent performing the first part and two seconds performing the second part will yield the best results both for the muscles and the energy used to do so. it is this use of energy that will also aid in the loss of weight, in particular, body fat.

Mar 12,2020 0
Weight training For Women
Weight training for women

Women often shy away from lifting weights including weight machines for several reasons including:1. being built too much like a man: this is physiologically not going to happen. three factors are necessary to build muscle:a. high-quality dietary protein in fairly large amountsb. correct resistance trainingc. testosterone and lots of it. while women typically have a testosterone level of around 80 mg/dl of blood, necessary in order to rebuild muscle tissue, a man will produce ten times that amount. that is the reason behind the larger frame and muscle mass of men, women couldn’t be built like a man even if that is their choice.2. not realizing the necessity of weightlifting or resistance training3. being unaware of how to do it correctlysince the function of the muscular system is to move the bones to which they are attached, and men and women have the same bones, they have identical muscular systems. both sexes should exercise all of the muscles in order to:1. have proportionately developed shapes2. use glucose properly so as not to develop excess body fat depositswomen though do tend to concern themselves with certain areas more than men. individual muscles can be developed by specific training of them as opposed to the loss of body fat that cannot be spot reduced. therefore, it is essential that the correct exercises are known and performed to target the exact areas desired.triceps: back of the upper arm has 3 different “heads”1. medial or inside2. lateral or outside3. long head which is the top portionthe function of this muscle is to extend the arm at the elbow joint. two exercises are needed to properly work this muscle with both involving extension of the arm.1. the inside and outside head can be exercised by using a weight stack with a pulley at head level in front of you. the beginning position is with your arms bent at 90-degrees and elbows at your side, palms facing in while holding a bar or rope and straighten fully to 180-degrees and then return to the beginning position. it is important to extend fully and not move only part of the way.2. the third head is rarely exercised correctly and yet is the one most connected to sagging upper arms. this head functions to begin the process of straightening the arm from a closed position, meaning your hand or fist is next to your shoulder, and then to open the arm towards the 90-degree position.lower the pulley to just above your knee, grasping the bar or rope while facing away from the pulley. your hands should be behind your head as if you are trying to touch your upper back, and then extend the hands upward. it is from this dramatically “closed” position that focuses on the “saggy upper arms”biceps: front of the upper armstanding curls: hold a bar in front of your body with your arms straight and your palms facing up. while keeping your elbows close to the body, curl to 90-degrees and the return to 180 degrees or straight. the important points are to start and finish straight and it necessary to only curl to the half-way point, not all the way to your shoulders.gluteal muscles: the muscles of the rear-endsquats: squatting and then standing works the front of the thigh when standing up and the back of the thigh when going down. but to work the gluteal muscles, it is necessary to:1. squat as low as possible, going all the way to the bottom while keeping your feet flat on the floor. it is from this lowest position which uses the largest of the gluteal muscles to begin the process of standing. this concept is similar to that of the triceps beginning their initial movement.2. the upper body should be bent forward with the rear-end extended outwards to engage the gluteal muscles.straight-leg deadliftthis exercise works the gluteal muscles and the hamstrings which are muscles on the back of the thigh.grasp a straight bar while standing straight up. while keeping your lower back flat,1. bend at the waist until the bar reaches the middle of the shins2. keep your knees as straight as possible especially as you stand up straight again. maintaining this position of your legs is essential to working these muscles.all exercises should be performed for 10 repetitions with a consistent controlled motion. two seconds spent performing the first part and two seconds performing the second part will yield the best results both for the muscles and the energy used to do so. it is this use of energy that will also aid in the loss of weight, in particular, body fat.

Mar 12,2020 0
ARE YOU HAVING YOUR SMOOTHIE RIGHT
Are you having your smoothie right?

Smoothies are a nutritional powerhouse, and are full of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, proteins and also prove to be highly supportive for weight loss. just a few misguided inputs can convert your diet smoothies into a high calorie and sugar-laden dessert. to make sure that your blend is low in calories yet nutritious, ensure that you are not making the following mistakes –1. say no to added sweetenersliquid inputs play an integral part in the preparation of a smoothie as they help in easier blending & mixing of all the ingredients. flavored yogurt, fruit juice, & sweetened milk are a popular choice for smoothies, but using it can load it with added sweeteners. so the key to a healthy smoothie is to avoid the extra sugar, and experiment with plain low-fat greek yogurt, light coconut water or unsweetened soy/almond milk. these ingredients not only make your smoothie rich and creamy, but also pack it with proteins.2. go greenadding kale is a good option to enrich the protein content & make your smoothie green, but don’t dive into it right away. if you start with a bitter green, you may be tempted to add too many sweeteners/sugar. start with adding some spinach as its flavors are easy to mask and then start branching out to kale or parsley for a more nutritious drink!3. play with proteinsproteins are needed to boost up the weight loss process as they sustain the food desires for unnecessary snacking. a small dose of peanut butter, a tablespoon of flax-seed or silken tofu is a healthy way of adding protein to a smoothie.4. too much of a good thingsipping a creamy fruit smoothie is better than any junk food as fruits are full of fiber and nutrients but don’t forget that they aren’t void calories. fruits have natural sugars, which affects your body the same as any other kind of sugar. bananas and apples and any citrus has way too much sugar. if you are going to use fruit in your smoothies, you’re better off using strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cantaloupe which are the lower sugar/carb fruits. also, a healthy smoothie can have green inputs like spinach, kale, tomatoes, carrot greens, chard, etc. you can also pair the fruit ingredients with a protein source such as nuts, milk, soy milk, yogurt, etc.5. fiber is a must-havefiber is a kind of magical pill for weight watchers. it’s what keeps you filled you up for hours & curbs your appetite. for an effective contribution of fiber in your weight loss process, you must include at least 10gms of it in your smoothie. some of the ingredients, which can prove helpful include – berries, spinach, flax seeds, kale, avocado, kiwi, pear, beans, chia seeds.6. an over-indulgence of anything can intoxicateif you’re having a smoothie as a meal replacement, it’s natural to think that you’ll need a larger portion. but the key to success here is to avoid overindulgence as even if you’re only adding more fruit, the calories and sugar can creep up quickly. to increase the satiety value of your drink try adding ingredients such as avocado and oats which are extremely high on fiber and proteins.7. keep a check on themjust because a food is high in nutrition doesn’t mean it’s low in calories. certain healthy foods such as yogurt, dates, nuts, butters, mangoes, fresh-pressed juices, oats, and even fruits like apples, pears, mangoes, & cherries, contain more than a hundred calories each. you should not shy away from these healthy ingredients but use them in moderation to keep you weight loss regime on track!8. variation in flavors is importantto keep you intact and enjoy your drink on a daily basis a variation in the preparation method and ingredients used can be really helpful. herbs, spices, and varied extracts can make a world of difference in the flavors of a smoothie. fresh grated ginger adds a warming touch while sriracha (red chili and garlic spiced sauce, served especially with vietnamese and thai food) brings a little heat.so, next time you make a smoothie keep these inputs/tips in mind to make a healthy and nutritious one and not a drink that is rich in unnecessary calories!

Mar 03,2020 0
ARE YOU HAVING YOUR SMOOTHIE RIGHT
Are you having your smoothie right?

Smoothies are a nutritional powerhouse, and are full of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, proteins and also prove to be highly supportive for weight loss. just a few misguided inputs can convert your diet smoothies into a high calorie and sugar-laden dessert. to make sure that your blend is low in calories yet nutritious, ensure that you are not making the following mistakes – 1. say no to added sweeteners liquid inputs play an integral part in the preparation of a smoothie as they help in easier blending & mixing of all the ingredients. flavored yogurt, fruit juice, & sweetened milk are a popular choice for smoothies, but using it can load it with added sweeteners. so the key to a healthy smoothie is to avoid the extra sugar, and experiment with plain low-fat greek yogurt, light coconut water or unsweetened soy/almond milk. these ingredients not only make your smoothie rich and creamy, but also pack it with proteins. 2. go green adding kale is a good option to enrich the protein content & make your smoothie green, but don’t dive into it right away. if you start with a bitter green, you may be tempted to add too many sweeteners/sugar. start with adding some spinach as its flavors are easy to mask and then start branching out to kale or parsley for a more nutritious drink! 3. play with proteins proteins are needed to boost up the weight loss process as they sustain the food desires for unnecessary snacking. a small dose of peanut butter, a tablespoon of flax-seed or silken tofu is a healthy way of adding protein to a smoothie. 4. too much of a good thing sipping a creamy fruit smoothie is better than any junk food as fruits are full of fiber and nutrients but don’t forget that they aren’t void calories. fruits have natural sugars, which affects your body the same as any other kind of sugar. bananas and apples and any citrus has way too much sugar. if you are going to use fruit in your smoothies, you’re better off using strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cantaloupe which are the lower sugar/carb fruits. also, a healthy smoothie can have green inputs like spinach, kale, tomatoes, carrot greens, chard, etc. you can also pair the fruit ingredients with a protein source such as nuts, milk, soy milk, yogurt, etc. 5. fiber is a must-have fiber is a kind of magical pill for weight watchers. it’s what keeps you filled you up for hours & curbs your appetite. for an effective contribution of fiber in your weight loss process, you must include at least 10gms of it in your smoothie. some of the ingredients, which can prove helpful include – berries, spinach, flax seeds, kale, avocado, kiwi, pear, beans, chia seeds. 6. an over-indulgence of anything can intoxicate if you’re having a smoothie as a meal replacement, it’s natural to think that you’ll need a larger portion. but the key to success here is to avoid overindulgence as even if you’re only adding more fruit, the calories and sugar can creep up quickly. to increase the satiety value of your drink try adding ingredients such as avocado and oats which are extremely high on fiber and proteins. 7. keep a check on them just because a food is high in nutrition doesn’t mean it’s low in calories. certain healthy foods such as yogurt, dates, nuts, butters, mangoes, fresh-pressed juices, oats, and even fruits like apples, pears, mangoes, & cherries, contain more than a hundred calories each. you should not shy away from these healthy ingredients but use them in moderation to keep you weight loss regime on track! 8. variation in flavors is important to keep you intact and enjoy your drink on a daily basis a variation in the preparation method and ingredients used can be really helpful. herbs, spices, and varied extracts can make a world of difference in the flavors of a smoothie. fresh grated ginger adds a warming touch while sriracha (red chili and garlic spiced sauce, served especially with vietnamese and thai food) brings a little heat. so, next time you make a smoothie keep these inputs/tips in mind to make a healthy and nutritious one and not a drink that is rich in unnecessary calories!

Mar 03,2020 0
DOES EATING EVERY 2 HOURS HELP WEIGHT LOSS
Does eating every 2 hours help weight loss

 eating frequently can help control your appetite, enhance your concentration and maintain or increase muscle mass. in order to lose weight, consider having your meals every two to three hours a day to keep your body’s energy level stable throughout the day.here’s more on eating frequently:controlled blood sugar levelswhen your blood sugar levels go down, cortisol levels increase resulting in cravings for sugar, increased belly fat, decreased immunity and hormonal imbalances. this can affect how you feel about food and cause feeling of pleasure and sleepiness following a large meal. although food should be enjoyed, you begin to reach for food more even when you’re not hungry, especially while you’re stressed or bored.increased metabolismeating three or two large meals a day can slow down your metabolism and push the body to store energy instead of using it to fuel your bodily functions. eating frequently convinces the body that it has to burn food to use it as energy.maintain muscle massyour body is constantly trying to avoid burning its stored fat to fuel. not eating frequently makes it even easier for the body to do so as it begins to use muscle protein for fuel. eating often will help prevent it from consuming muscle protein.how you should eat often:have breakfast every dayyour body is deprived of food while you sleep so it is extremely important that you have breakfast. your body is in a fasted state and is low in energy, therefore, it will use its glycogen and muscle protein for energy, not fat. having breakfast will not only prevent the body from using muscle protein, but it will give you a kick start to your day and help you avoid unhealthy foods.plan your mealshaving a meal every 2 to 3 hours of the day can sound a little tough but it can be made easy with a little planning. plan your meals a week ahead on a saturday and go grocery shopping on sunday.having frequent meals does not mean you have 4-6 large meals per day. it means you divide the three meals you normally have to 6. for example, you can have oatmeal for breakfast, an apple, green smoothie or carrots for snack, a salad or sandwich for lunch, nuts or a shake for your next snack, dinner and then a final snack meal which can be a small snack or smoothie.some good examples of snacks include:1. greek yogurtgreek yogurt is packed with protein and contains probiotics which keep your gut healthy. add in some berries or a sliced mango to add flavor.2. walnutswalnuts are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants which aid in weight loss and improve mood. you can keep a bag of walnuts with you in your bag, purse or office drawer and have a handful when you’re hungry. walnuts can be paired with a small piece of low-fat cheese or if you want more, you can add them to your breakfast oatmeal or lunch salad.3. applesapples consist of pectin and fiber which control your appetite. you can have it with your favorite nut butter to add in that omega 3 kick.4. teatea, such as green tea, black tea or white tea is a great snack and it can aid in weight loss too. tea is rich in antioxidants and according to many studies tea, particularly green and white tea can improve metabolism and help burn more fat.

Feb 21,2020 0
DOES EATING EVERY 2 HOURS HELP WEIGHT LOSS
Does eating every 2 hours help weight loss

Eating frequently can help control your appetite, enhance your concentration and maintain or increase muscle mass. in order to lose weight, consider having your meals every two to three hours a day to keep your body’s energy level stable throughout the day. here’s more on eating frequently: controlled blood sugar levels when your blood sugar levels go down, cortisol levels increase resulting in cravings for sugar, increased belly fat, decreased immunity and hormonal imbalances. this can affect how you feel about food and cause feeling of pleasure and sleepiness following a large meal. although food should be enjoyed, you begin to reach for food more even when you’re not hungry, especially while you’re stressed or bored. increased metabolism eating three or two large meals a day can slow down your metabolism and push the body to store energy instead of using it to fuel your bodily functions. eating frequently convinces the body that it has to burn food to use it as energy. maintain muscle mass your body is constantly trying to avoid burning its stored fat to fuel. not eating frequently makes it even easier for the body to do so as it begins to use muscle protein for fuel. eating often will help prevent it from consuming muscle protein. how you should eat often: have breakfast every day your body is deprived of food while you sleep so it is extremely important that you have breakfast. your body is in a fasted state and is low in energy, therefore, it will use its glycogen and muscle protein for energy, not fat. having breakfast will not only prevent the body from using muscle protein, but it will give you a kick start to your day and help you avoid unhealthy foods. plan your meals having a meal every 2 to 3 hours of the day can sound a little tough but it can be made easy with a little planning. plan your meals a week ahead on a saturday and go grocery shopping on sunday. having frequent meals does not mean you have 4-6 large meals per day. it means you divide the three meals you normally have to 6. for example, you can have oatmeal for breakfast, an apple, green smoothie or carrots for snack, a salad or sandwich for lunch, nuts or a shake for your next snack, dinner and then a final snack meal which can be a small snack or smoothie. some good examples of snacks include: 1. greek yogurt greek yogurt is packed with protein and contains probiotics which keep your gut healthy. add in some berries or a sliced mango to add flavor. 2. walnuts walnuts are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants which aid in weight loss and improve mood. you can keep a bag of walnuts with you in your bag, purse or office drawer and have a handful when you’re hungry. walnuts can be paired with a small piece of low-fat cheese or if you want more, you can add them to your breakfast oatmeal or lunch salad. 3. apples apples consist of pectin and fiber which control your appetite. you can have it with your favorite nut butter to add in that omega 3 kick. 4. tea tea, such as green tea, black tea or white tea is a great snack and it can aid in weight loss too. tea is rich in antioxidants and according to many studies tea, particularly green and white tea can improve metabolism and help burn more fat.

Feb 21,2020 0
WHY SODA DRINKS ARE DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH
Why soda drinks are dangerous to your health?

Do you drink soda drinks? how often do you drink it? an average american drinks around 56 gallons of soda in a year. the innocent can of a soda drink contains 10 tsp of sugar and 160 empty calories. soft drinks are a multi-billion dollar product in united states and with the increasing demand of the soda drinks it becomes really important to evaluate how they can influence a person’s health. with a little research we found that apart from hidden sugar and unnecessary calories there are some more serious reasons why you should quit drinking coca-cola and soda drinks now: 1) it’s not surprising that soda drinks are rich in sugar which results in weight gain, but studies have shown that people who drank soda drinks had a 70% increase in their waist circumference as compared to those who didn’t drink it! along with this, people who drank more than two sodas per day saw a 500% waist expansion! another study which was conducted on mice highlighted that it was the presence of aspartame, which resulted in raising the blood glucose levels ultimately resulting in weight gain! 2) aerated drinks contain high levels of phosphoric acid which disturbs the body’s ability to absorb calcium resulting in osteoporosis, cavities and bone softening. not only this, phosphoric acid also leads to a poor digestion process and blocks the nutrient absorption. 3) all colas contain phosphates, or phosphoric acid, that gives aerated drinks their tangy flavor and improves their shelf life. phosphoric acid is responsible for heart and kidney problems, muscle loss, osteoporosis, and also triggers aging. faseb journal published a study in a 2010 issue which stated that the excessive phosphate levels found in sodas caused lab rats to die five weeks earlier than the rats whose diets had more normal phosphate levels. 4) nonprofit center for science in the public interest petitioned the food and drug administration to ban the use of artificial caramel color in making of coke, pepsi, and other colas brown. the main reason to do so is the presence of 2-methylimidazole and 4-methylimidazole, which has been responsible to cause cancer in animals. according to california’s strict proposition just 16 micrograms per person per day of 4-methylimidazole is enough to pose a cancer threat, and most popular brown colas, contain 200 micrograms per 20-ounce bottle. 5) the water used for the production of soda and aerated is simply a tap water, which is likely to contain chemicals like chlorine, fluoride and traces of heavy metals. 6) it is found that most of the aerated drinks are high in caffeine content, which has been the main cause for many types of cancers, breast lumps, high blood pressure. etc. along with this, the high sugar sodium and caffeine present in these drinks dehydrates the body and over a long period of time can cause chronic dehydration. 7) the cans in which sodas are sold are lined with an epoxy resin called bisphenol a (bpa), which is known to interfere the normal functioning of hormones. this can result in everything from infertility to obesity and diabetes and some forms of reproductive cancers. 8) one of the main ingredient used in the production of aerated drinks is derived from corn. 88% of the corn grown in u.s. is developed genetically to resist toxic pesticides or engineered to create pesticides within the plant itself. there are no studies and results which can prove or disprove the impact of these crops oh humans. scientists have found that, in animals, gmos (genetically modified crops) is responsible for digestive tract damage, accelerated aging, and even infertility. apart from this a study in france, found that rats that were fed gmo corn for their entire two-year lifespan developed mammary tumors and died earlier than rats that ate non-gmo corn. 9) sodas and aerated drinks are also a major cause for dental problems. regular intake of soda causes plaque to build up on the teeth, which can further lead to cavities and gum diseases. 10) soda drinks have no nutritional content at all. not only that there are many dangerous and harmful effects of drinking soda, but there is not a single positive benefit to outweigh them. soda is an unnatural substance that only harms the body.

Feb 13,2020 0
WHY SODA DRINKS ARE DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH
Why soda drinks are dangerous to your health?

Do you drink soda drinks? how often do you drink it? an average american drinks around 56 gallons of soda in a year. the innocent can of a soda drink contains 10 tsp of sugar and 160 empty calories. soft drinks are a multi-billion dollar product in united states and with the increasing demand of the soda drinks it becomes really important to evaluate how they can influence a person’s health. with a little research we found that apart from hidden sugar and unnecessary calories there are some more serious reasons why you should quit drinking coca-cola and soda drinks now:1) it’s not surprising that soda drinks are rich in sugar which results in weight gain, but studies have shown that people who drank soda drinks had a 70% increase in their waist circumference as compared to those who didn’t drink it! along with this, people who drank more than two sodas per day saw a 500% waist expansion! another study which was conducted on mice highlighted that it was the presence of aspartame, which resulted in raising the blood glucose levels ultimately resulting in weight gain!2) aerated drinks contain high levels of phosphoric acid which disturbs the body’s ability to absorb calcium resulting in osteoporosis, cavities and bone softening. not only this, phosphoric acid also leads to a poor digestion process and blocks the nutrient absorption.3) all colas contain phosphates, or phosphoric acid, that gives aerated drinks their tangy flavor and improves their shelf life. phosphoric acid is responsible for heart and kidney problems, muscle loss, osteoporosis, and also triggers aging. faseb journal published a study in a 2010 issue which stated that the excessive phosphate levels found in sodas caused lab rats to die five weeks earlier than the rats whose diets had more normal phosphate levels.4) nonprofit center for science in the public interest petitioned the food and drug administration to ban the use of artificial caramel color in making of coke, pepsi, and other colas brown. the main reason to do so is the presence of 2-methylimidazole and 4-methylimidazole, which has been responsible to cause cancer in animals. according to california’s strict proposition just 16 micrograms per person per day of 4-methylimidazole is enough to pose a cancer threat, and most popular brown colas, contain 200 micrograms per 20-ounce bottle.5) the water used for the production of soda and aerated is simply a tap water, which is likely to contain chemicals like chlorine, fluoride and traces of heavy metals.6) it is found that most of the aerated drinks are high in caffeine content, which has been the main cause for many types of cancers, breast lumps, high blood pressure. etc. along with this, the high sugar sodium and caffeine present in these drinks dehydrates the body and over a long period of time can cause chronic dehydration.7) the cans in which sodas are sold are lined with an epoxy resin called bisphenol a (bpa), which is known to interfere the normal functioning of hormones. this can result in everything from infertility to obesity and diabetes and some forms of reproductive cancers.8) one of the main ingredient used in the production of aerated drinks is derived from corn. 88% of the corn grown in u.s. is developed genetically to resist toxic pesticides or engineered to create pesticides within the plant itself. there are no studies and results which can prove or disprove the impact of these crops oh humans. scientists have found that, in animals, gmos (genetically modified crops) is responsible for digestive tract damage, accelerated aging, and even infertility. apart from this a study in france, found that rats that were fed gmo corn for their entire two-year lifespan developed mammary tumors and died earlier than rats that ate non-gmo corn.9) sodas and aerated drinks are also a major cause for dental problems. regular intake of soda causes plaque to build up on the teeth, which can further lead to cavities and gum diseases.10) soda drinks have no nutritional content at all. not only that there are many dangerous and harmful effects of drinking soda, but there is not a single positive benefit to outweigh them. soda is an unnatural substance that only harms the body.

Feb 13,2020 0
COCONUT SUGAR IS IT A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE TO SUGAR
Coconut sugar is it a healthy alternative to sugar

 coconut sugar also known coco sap sugar or coconut palm sugar, is not produced from coconuts. it is a product of the coconut tree, or more specifically the sap obtained from coconut tree’s flower buds. coconut sugar is prepared by boiling and dehydrating the sap of coconut palm. the granules are brownish and larger in comparison to the standard table sugar. the question which generally arises in the minds of weight watchers is that whether this type of sugar is actually healthier in comparison to its alternatives or is it just another pretty name for a sweetener? the answer is very clear that coconut sugar offers the same amount of carbohydrates and calories as the standard table sugar (about 15 calories and 4 gms of carbohydrate per tsp), but the added benefits of coconut sugar are responsible to make it a hot commodity in the health food world. some of the major benefits of coconut sugar which differentiate it from regular table sugar are stated as under-1. coconut sugar isn’t a nutritional superfood, but it does offer a good amount of vitamins and minerals than white table sugar. it contains trace amounts of vitamin c, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and copper. along with this, coconut sugar also provides small amounts of phytonutrients, such as polyphenols, flavonoids and anthocyanidin, and antioxidants. apart from this, it also contains vitamin b inositol, often used as a mood booster.2. it contains very less amount of fructose, which is a type of sugar human body converts to fat quickly. only your liver can break down fructose, and one of the results of this breakdown is triglyceride, which is again a form of fat. additional consumption of fructose must be avoided for better health. coconut sugar has 45% fructose which is very less in comparison to other sweeteners.3. the main role of glycemic index is to measure the effect of carbohydrates on blood sugar levels. foods that have high glycemic index result in a spike in blood sugar level which is the main cause of sugar rush and subsequent crash. not only this, the fast spikes also result in soared insulin levels that ultimately have some serious consequences for diabetics. coconut sugar ranks just 35 on this index while regular table sugar ranks between 60 and 75.4.coconut sugar has 78% of actual sugar while nutrients, antioxidants, and minerals constitute the remaining 22% which makes it a better alternative in comparison to regular table sugar which is 100% sugar!5. regular table sugar and high fructose corn syrup don’t contain any vital nutrients and, therefore, are a source of “empty” calories. coconut sugar owing to its source of origin does retain quite a bit of the nutrients like iron, zinc, calcium and potassium, along with some short chain fatty acids, polyphenols and antioxidants that also provide additional health benefits.6. in 2014, the united nations’ food and agriculture organization classified coconut palm sugar as the most sustainable sweetener in the world. it’s source of origin, i.e. coconut tree use minimal amounts of water, especially compared to sugar cane production. it has no artificial ingredients and is not chemically altered in any way, which makes this product environment-friendly.overall this discussion can be summed up by highlighting that there isn’t much difference between white table sugar and coconut sugar in terms of calories, but the nutritional content and other associated benefits definitely make it a better choice.

Feb 07,2020 0
COCONUT SUGAR IS IT A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE TO SUGAR
Coconut sugar is it a healthy alternative to sugar

Coconut sugar also known coco sap sugar or coconut palm sugar, is not produced from coconuts. it is a product of the coconut tree, or more specifically the sap obtained from coconut tree’s flower buds. coconut sugar is prepared by boiling and dehydrating the sap of coconut palm. the granules are brownish and larger in comparison to the standard table sugar. the question which generally arises in the minds of weight watchers is that whether this type of sugar is actually healthier in comparison to its alternatives or is it just another pretty name for a sweetener? the answer is very clear that coconut sugar offers the same amount of carbohydrates and calories as the standard table sugar (about 15 calories and 4 gms of carbohydrate per tsp), but the added benefits of coconut sugar are responsible to make it a hot commodity in the health food world. some of the major benefits of coconut sugar which differentiate it from regular table sugar are stated as under- 1. coconut sugar isn’t a nutritional superfood, but it does offer a good amount of vitamins and minerals than white table sugar. it contains trace amounts of vitamin c, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and copper. along with this, coconut sugar also provides small amounts of phytonutrients, such as polyphenols, flavonoids and anthocyanidin, and antioxidants. apart from this, it also contains vitamin b inositol, often used as a mood booster. 2. it contains very less amount of fructose, which is a type of sugar human body converts to fat quickly. only your liver can break down fructose, and one of the results of this breakdown is triglyceride, which is again a form of fat. additional consumption of fructose must be avoided for better health. coconut sugar has 45% fructose which is very less in comparison to other sweeteners. 3. the main role of glycemic index is to measure the effect of carbohydrates on blood sugar levels. foods that have high glycemic index result in a spike in blood sugar level which is the main cause of sugar rush and subsequent crash. not only this, the fast spikes also result in soared insulin levels that ultimately have some serious consequences for diabetics. coconut sugar ranks just 35 on this index while regular table sugar ranks between 60 and 75. 4.coconut sugar has 78% of actual sugar while nutrients, antioxidants, and minerals constitute the remaining 22% which makes it a better alternative in comparison to regular table sugar which is 100% sugar! 5. regular table sugar and high fructose corn syrup don’t contain any vital nutrients and, therefore, are a source of “empty” calories. coconut sugar owing to its source of origin does retain quite a bit of the nutrients like iron, zinc, calcium and potassium, along with some short chain fatty acids, polyphenols and antioxidants that also provide additional health benefits. 6. in 2014, the united nations’ food and agriculture organization classified coconut palm sugar as the most sustainable sweetener in the world. it’s source of origin, i.e. coconut tree use minimal amounts of water, especially compared to sugar cane production. it has no artificial ingredients and is not chemically altered in any way, which makes this product environment-friendly. overall this discussion can be summed up by highlighting that there isn’t much difference between white table sugar and coconut sugar in terms of calories, but the nutritional content and other associated benefits definitely make it a better choice.

Feb 07,2020 0
AVOCADO  THE SUPERFOOD
Avocado- the superfood!

 the avocado (persea americana) is a tree native to mexico and central america. it is one of the staple ingredients in diets around the world. it is an essential ingredient in sinful and rich dip for chips, salads, and sweets. it is a nutritious food that provides essential nutrients like fats, fiber, potassium, magnesium, copper, and manganese, as well as most of the b vitamins and vitamins c, e and k. it is a boon for everyone: vegan, vegetarians, and anyone who enjoys fresh, tasty foods. along with this, it is of great help to the weight watchers too as it boosts the weight loss process. with its proven health benefits like – lowering cholesterol, quelling hunger pangs and reducing the belly fat, the avocado is arguably a perfect dietary option for weight watchers. here are major reasons why:1. kills your hungernutrition journal in its study highlighted that people who ate fresh avocado for lunch had 40% reduced desire to eat for hours afterward. the freshly made guacamole (avocado-based dip) is the best hunger killer known to man till date.with only 60 calories, guacamole provides a high level of satiety value and keeps you away from food & unnecessary calories for hours. just keep in mind that you make guacamole at home as many of the ones that are available in jars at stores are made without the real fruit!2. low caloriesamerican journal of clinical nutrition compared the effects of a three-week diet high in palmitic acid (saturated fat) to an equi-caloric diet high in oleic acid (monounsaturated fats) to evaluate their impact. the result of the study highlighted that physical activity of people following high oleic acid diet was 13.5% higher as compared to the palmitic acid diet. this clearly means that eating this wonder fruit can provide you the same energy boost which you get from man-made pre-workout supplements. this makes you reduce the calorie consumption and get that extra boost naturally without any concern for the side effects.3. regulate sugar metabolism & insulin sensitivitydiabetes care in one of its study found that men and women whose vitamin k intake was among the highest, i.e. 25% of subjects showed a 19% lower risk of developing diabetes over the course of 10 years as compared to people who have low vitamin k intake. an avocado provides nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients essential for healthy weight management, including 14g of satiating fiber and 66% (60 mg) of your daily need for vitamin k.4. complete body fuelnutrition journal in one of its study found that eating a half sized avocado daily contributes in improving the overall diet quality and also reduces the risk of metabolic syndrome by 50%. along with this, it further expands that an avocado eater has a lower body mass index and smaller waist circumference. this makes it very clear that this wonder fruit opens the best gateway to a better, leaner and healthier lifestyle for all individuals.5. rich in antioxidantsantioxidants from fruits and vegetables help in neutralizing the impact of free radicals (destructive rogue oxygen molecules which are natural byproducts of metabolism) in our body. as highlighted earlier, avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats and a study in mexico has highlighted that these avocados help in effectively handling the impact of these free radicals and boost up the working of metabolism.6. targets your bellyresearchers are of a viewpoint that if you replace the basic vegetable cooking and finishing oils for varieties like avocado oil that are rich in monounsaturated and oleic fatty acids can majorly contribute in reducing the abdominal fat, which ultimately also lowers the risk for metabolic syndrome. penn state in one of its study found out that people who consume about 3 tbsp of monounsaturated fats on a daily basis for a month lowered their belly fat by 1.6% compared to those who consumed a flax/safflower oil.7. keeps cholesterol at bayas a result of some studies that have been conducted, researchers have opted avocado the best natural fruit available to not only keep doctors away but also keep cholesterol and the related problems at bay! the studies have attributed the level of monounsaturated fat content available in avocado to play an important part in lowering elevated cholesterol — a factor in insulin resistance, excess weight, and obesity.8. nutritional infoin 1 small californian avocado, there are about 227 calories, 2.7g of protein, 21 g of fats and 11.8g of carbs. the major content of carbohydrates is in the form of fiber, i.e. around 9.2g which is a great contribution to daily fiber intake. along with this, in the fats there are only 2.9g saturated fat and the rest is healthy monounsaturated input. also the avocados from florida are larger in size and hence have more calories- 365 calories and 30.5g of fatso, don’t forget to make this wonder fruit an essential element for a healthier & happier day and also use it as a key to boost your weight loss efforts.

Jan 30,2020 0
AVOCADO  THE SUPERFOOD
Avocado- the superfood!

The avocado (persea americana) is a tree native to mexico and central america. it is one of the staple ingredients in diets around the world. it is an essential ingredient in sinful and rich dip for chips, salads, and sweets. it is a nutritious food that provides essential nutrients like fats, fiber, potassium, magnesium, copper, and manganese, as well as most of the b vitamins and vitamins c, e and k. it is a boon for everyone: vegan, vegetarians, and anyone who enjoys fresh, tasty foods. along with this, it is of great help to the weight watchers too as it boosts the weight loss process. with its proven health benefits like – lowering cholesterol, quelling hunger pangs and reducing the belly fat, the avocado is arguably a perfect dietary option for weight watchers. here are major reasons why: 1. kills your hunger nutrition journal in its study highlighted that people who ate fresh avocado for lunch had 40% reduced desire to eat for hours afterward. the freshly made guacamole (avocado-based dip) is the best hunger killer known to man till date. with only 60 calories, guacamole provides a high level of satiety value and keeps you away from food & unnecessary calories for hours. just keep in mind that you make guacamole at home as many of the ones that are available in jars at stores are made without the real fruit! 2. low calories american journal of clinical nutrition compared the effects of a three-week diet high in palmitic acid (saturated fat) to an equi-caloric diet high in oleic acid (monounsaturated fats) to evaluate their impact. the result of the study highlighted that physical activity of people following high oleic acid diet was 13.5% higher as compared to the palmitic acid diet. this clearly means that eating this wonder fruit can provide you the same energy boost which you get from man-made pre-workout supplements. this makes you reduce the calorie consumption and get that extra boost naturally without any concern for the side effects. 3. regulate sugar metabolism & insulin sensitivity diabetes care in one of its study found that men and women whose vitamin k intake was among the highest, i.e. 25% of subjects showed a 19% lower risk of developing diabetes over the course of 10 years as compared to people who have low vitamin k intake. an avocado provides nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients essential for healthy weight management, including 14g of satiating fiber and 66% (60 mg) of your daily need for vitamin k. 4. complete body fuel nutrition journal in one of its study found that eating a half sized avocado daily contributes in improving the overall diet quality and also reduces the risk of metabolic syndrome by 50%. along with this, it further expands that an avocado eater has a lower body mass index and smaller waist circumference. this makes it very clear that this wonder fruit opens the best gateway to a better, leaner and healthier lifestyle for all individuals. 5. rich in antioxidants antioxidants from fruits and vegetables help in neutralizing the impact of free radicals (destructive rogue oxygen molecules which are natural byproducts of metabolism) in our body. as highlighted earlier, avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats and a study in mexico has highlighted that these avocados help in effectively handling the impact of these free radicals and boost up the working of metabolism. 6. targets your belly researchers are of a viewpoint that if you replace the basic vegetable cooking and finishing oils for varieties like avocado oil that are rich in monounsaturated and oleic fatty acids can majorly contribute in reducing the abdominal fat, which ultimately also lowers the risk for metabolic syndrome. penn state in one of its study found out that people who consume about 3 tbsp of monounsaturated fats on a daily basis for a month lowered their belly fat by 1.6% compared to those who consumed a flax/safflower oil. 7. keeps cholesterol at bay as a result of some studies that have been conducted, researchers have opted avocado the best natural fruit available to not only keep doctors away but also keep cholesterol and the related problems at bay! the studies have attributed the level of monounsaturated fat content available in avocado to play an important part in lowering elevated cholesterol — a factor in insulin resistance, excess weight, and obesity. 8. nutritional info in 1 small californian avocado, there are about 227 calories, 2.7g of protein, 21 g of fats and 11.8g of carbs. the major content of carbohydrates is in the form of fiber, i.e. around 9.2g which is a great contribution to daily fiber intake. along with this, in the fats there are only 2.9g saturated fat and the rest is healthy monounsaturated input. also the avocados from florida are larger in size and hence have more calories- 365 calories and 30.5g of fat so, don’t forget to make this wonder fruit an essential element for a healthier & happier day and also use it as a key to boost your weight loss efforts.

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